Month: Dec 2018

Farewell Thailand! Our last week in ‘The Land of Smiles’

Farewell Thailand! Our last week in ‘The Land of Smiles’

Day 88: Chiang Mai to Ban Pang Num Tu

Despite itching to get back on the bikes after two weeks rest in Chiang Mai, we found it hard to get up this morning as we went to bed too late last night. Rookie error! Eventually forcing ourselves out of our comfortable cocoon, we got ourselves packed up and ready to leave the hostel. This took us longer than normal due to organising the extra kit we have bought onto our bikes. We each have an extra holdall which we strap on top of the rear rack and panniers with two bungees. I have also inherited Adam’s old tire that still has life left but was replaced at the same time as his worn out tire. Giggling with nerves, I manoeuvred my bike out of the hostel for the first time with the extra weight: what a difference! This was going to take some getting used to.  Continue reading →

Posted by Lucia in Laos, Thailand, 4 comments
Two weeks rest in Chiang Mai – Applying for Chinese Visas and deciding on our route for the next 6 months

Two weeks rest in Chiang Mai – Applying for Chinese Visas and deciding on our route for the next 6 months

NOTICE: This journal blog post doesn’t include any details of us actually cycling, so if you read my journals for that purpose only, you may want to skip this one (I won’t judge you – honest!). This post is all about our 2 weeks off the bikes, resting, planning and plotting in Chiang Mai – the second biggest city in Thailand. Continue reading →

Posted by Lucia in Thailand, 5 comments